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St. Louis Declaration on Invasive Plant Species, December 2001

PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP AT THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, 1-4 December 2001

Executive Summary

In December 2001, experts from across the globe met in St. Louis, Missouri to explore and develop workable voluntary approaches for reducing the introduction and spread of non-native
invasive plants, which are serious threats to protecting biodiversity and ecosystems in the United
States and other countries. The Workshop on Linking Ecology and Horticulture to Prevent Plant
Invasions (the Workshop) was convened by the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew. It brought together for the first time some of the most respected leaders in their
fields (See Appendix F for a list of participants). Extensive preparation for the Workshop began
in early 2001, with leaders among a variety of groups recognizing the need for a more
collaborative response to the growing problem of plant invasions. These leaders took the initiative
to gather and establish a comprehensive and manageable workshop agenda; one that could attract
broad participation.

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Five-Year Review Of EO 32 On Invasive Species PDF

2005 THE NATIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL (NISC)
Five-Year Review of Executive Order 13112 on Invasive Species
Prepared for the Office of Management and Budget

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FIVE-YEAR REVIEW OF EO 32 on INVASIVE SPECIES

Invasive species inhabit all regions of the United States and every nation. The price society pays for invasives is reflected not only in significant economic Due to the broad and complex nature of invasive species, many agencies and departments across the Federal Government play an important role in the response to invasive species. Because invasive species do not respect jurisdictional boundaries, partnerships and co- operation with State, local, and private organizations are critical. Instead of creating a new department or regulatory authority, the EO established the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) as a high-level, interdepartmental organization to provide leadership, planning, and coordination for current Federal programs.
Secretaries and Administrators of the 13 departments and agencies serve as the members of NISC. The Secretaries of the Interior, Commerce and Agriculture serve as Co-Chairs, reinforcing the importance of cooperation and coordination in every action of the Council. The EO also established the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC), which consists of nonfederal representatives and stakeholders who provide recommendations as well as input and consensus advice to NISC. The Secretary of the Interior provides support for a staff of six, and NISC member agencies have assigned detailees to provide assistance. Each NISC member is represented by a Policy Liaison who provides coordination between his or her department or agency and NISC.

This report details actions taken by NISC during its first 5 years to meet the goals and objectives of the EO:

  • Providing national leadership and coordination.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the EO.
  • Encouraging planning and action at the state and local levels.
  • Developing recommendations for international cooperation.
  • Developing guidance under the National Environ- mental Policy Act on invasive species for Federal agencies.
  • Tracking and enhancing efforts to document the impacts of invasive species.
  • Facilitating a coordinated information (data) sharing system.
  • Publishing a national invasive species management plan.

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